UNHInnovation presents the next event in the Catalyst Seminar Series
Lean Start-up Business Tactics: Who Owns Your Company?
Thursday, February 27th
Presentation from 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Networking with free beer and refreshments from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
at the abiHUB in Durham, NH
Keith McGreggor, Director of Georgia Tech's VentureLab
SEMINAR TOPIC: WHO OWNS YOUR COMPANY?
Are you a founder? Do you know how much of your start-up you own? What are the ways founders divide up equity? How much ownership do investors usually take? In this seminar we will explore these topics, including tips on bootstrapping, fundraising, and the like, all from the point of view of an evidence-based entrepreneur.
- Anyone thinking about starting a company
- Anyone currently launching their start-up or a new product and in need of guidance
- Students, faculty, and staff
- Seasoned business leaders who would like to meet the next generation of business leaders
- The entire NH community interested in supporting, promoting, and encouraging new companies to start and stay in NH
The seminar will be followed by beer and networking from 5:00 - 7:00pm in the same room. Attendees must be 21+ to partake.
The official Twitter hashtag for this event is #UNHICatalyst.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER:
Keith McGreggor is the director of VentureLab, Georgia
Tech's comprehensive center for technology
commercialization, open to all faculty, research staff, and
students who want to form start-up companies based
upon their research. VentureLab has launched more
than 150 companies, which have raised more than
$700M in angel and VC funding. In 2013, VentureLab
was named the #1 university based early stage
incubator in the world.
He is the lead instructor for the NSF Innovation Corps (ICorps)
program for Georgia Tech, a founding node in the I-Corps network. Keith is also a member of the NSF I-Corps curriculum committee, and gives frequent invited talks on I-Corps and the foundations of the lean startup philosophy.
Keith has been an entrepreneur for the last three decades. His first company, Artificial
Intelligence Atlanta, was the first AI company in the southeast, which led to a gig in
robotics for Lockheed. He has been a founder or co-founder of six software companies.
Keith wrote and shipped the first 3D program and first color paint program for the
Macintosh. He developed the color architecture for the Macintosh, wrote substantial
portions of the graphics system, and managed the graphics group at Apple Computer in
Cupertino. A stint as co-founder of an internet company in the mid 1990s led to Keith
becoming a director of engineering at Yahoo in 1999.
Keith holds a BS, MS, and PhD in computer science from Georgia Tech, and is an
instructor of Georgia Tech’s new StartupLab for undergraduates in the College of
The Catalyst Seminars are held at the abiHUB (Formally the NH Innovation and Commercialization Center) at 9 Madbury Road (4th floor) located at the corner of Madbury Road and Pettee Brook Lane in Durham.
Attendees may park along Madbury Road, Pettee Brook Lane, and Main Street for $1/hour. Parking rules are enforced until 6pm.
For additional parking guidelines, please visit the UNH Parking website.
FALL 2013-SPRING 2014 CATALYST SEMINAR SERIES
The Catalyst Seminar Series, hosted monthly during the academic year, discusses relevant issues related to commercializing UNH’s innovations, including current and emerging best practices on campus.
The seminars are open to all and designed to be a meeting place for innovators, entrepreneurs, service providers, and anyone else interested in how the university innovations of today represent the information and opportunities of tomorrow.
This year's theme is Lean Start-up Business Tactics. Each month we'll tackle a major topic relating to starting and executing your business with Lean Start-up principals, led by local experts who teach from their experience. There has never been a better time to start a business so this year bring your ideas to the Innovation Catalyst Seminar and start something!
|10/24/13||Identifying Your Minimal Viable Product|
|11/21/13||Finding Your Customer (Customer Development)|
|01/23/14||Marketing to Your Defined Market|
|02/27/14||Who Owns Your Company?|
|03/27/14||Start-up Infrastructure on a Budget|
|04/24/14||HR Issues to be Aware of as a Start-up|
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UNHInnovation advocates for, manages, and promotes UNH's intellectual property; promotes partnerships between UNH and the business community; and is responsible for licensing UNH technologies and creating start-up companies based on innovations created at UNH. UNHInnovation also hosts the InterOperability Laboratory and the NH Innovation Research Center.